November is no longer a down time for tourism in Rocky Point as it’s become a month full of events attractive to residents and visitors alike.
As we entered the month, Day of the Dead celebrations adorned Rodeo Drive with altars and catrinas, while local hotels and schools also commemorated tradition with altar contests and festivities to honor the dearly departed.
The 5th Peñascazo off-road race kicked things off over the first weekend of November, with over 230 all-terrain vehicles participating from areas of Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Arizona, Baja California, Chihuahua, Nuevo León, Jalisco, and of course Sonora. The Nov. 4th – 6th event took participants over dunes and ranges from Rocky Point to the Golfo de Santa Clara.
The weather in November is also ideal for dinner pairings, much like that held on November 5th at Hotel Peñasco del Sol where diners delighted in a 6 course meal presented by chef Marcos Marín.
Let’s not forget Chevefest (beer fest) held by El Tapeo Wine Bar, which attracted various craft brewers from across the region along with local restaurants to showcase their products. This year, the early November Chevefest once again spread across the grounds of Laos Mar hotel, where El Tapeo calls home.
That same weekend, the 6th edition of the popular Charanga (soapbox) Derby swept over the Mirador, with proceeds going to palliative care for cancer patients. With more than 22 charangas participating in this year’s event, held on Nov. 5th, thousands of onlookers cheered on the speed and grace of each jalopy racing down the hill.
Possibly the most important event in November, and a grand tradition across the region, roared its way around town from Nov. 10 – 13th. That is, of course the Rocky Point Rally now in it’s 21st edition or arguably 22nd year (despite a break in 2020). This year anticipated the arrival of over 8000 bikers along with more than 22,000 people, positioning this motorcycle rally as one of the most important in northwestern Mexico, and one which brings a tremendous economic boost to Rocky Point.
Moving through the month, from Nov. 18th – 20th Rocky Point plans to welcome a hundred or so Jeep enthusiasts to the first Rocky Point Jeep Jamboree. The sold-out event, which quickly picked up speed among Jeepsters and all-terrain aficionados, includes a fun weekend for participants with guided tours, a sunset Rocky Point cruise, competitions, games, and much more.
As the month starts to wrap up, the 2nd “Cholla Bay” bike race is planned for Nov. 26th, welcoming dozens of cyclists from across the region. As the name says, the event, organized by the Unión Ciclista Rocaportense, will guide cyclists along a specially designed route through Cholla Bay.
Let’s not forget the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 24th, which has become quite the tradition here locally for both visitors and residents. Indeed, many families from the U.S. choose to celebrate Thanksgiving on the beaches of Rocky Point, for which we are grateful. For this important date, several restaurants, chefs, and catering services offer delicious holiday meals and desserts so that families and friends can share the love.
With these Fall events in Rocky Point, it’s a great time to visit this beautiful corner of the Sea of Cortez that will always have a special place for you. Find out more about all there is to do, plus more upcoming events at: www.cometorockypoint.com